New Delhi terrorist attacks

10.29.05

What can be said about this?

Three powerful bombs tore through New Delhi markets packed with families and shoppers on Saturday ahead of the biggest Hindu and Muslim festivals of the year, killing more than 50 people and wounding scores.

Charred bodies, blood, glass and smoking debris littered the blast scenes as rescuers frantically pulled out the dead and wounded while thousands of shocked survivors milled around trying to find out what had happened to missing relatives.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared the coordinated blasts, set off within minutes of each other, an act of terrorism. He said it was too early to speculate who was to blame.

I’m not sure what’s worse – the attacks themselves, or the likelihood that they’ll get quickly shrugged off as merely the latest in a long list of terrorist attacks. There’s very little that can shock the world anymore, sadly.

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1 DaninVan 10.30.05 at 1:03 AM

I can’t wait to read Tre’s take on this atrocity…
and this one as well http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4387604.stm

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2 John Palubiski 10.30.05 at 6:19 PM

Just what are the root causes of all this Wiccan extremism?

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3 DaninVan 10.30.05 at 8:37 PM

John, they’re just plain wicced…

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4 josh 10.30.05 at 10:03 PM

What New Delhi attacks? I think it was yesterday’s news.

The west is somewhat racist thought we believe that we are so open minded. No one really cares that a few dozen ‘foreigners’ were massacred – far away, not in my backyard, get me the clicker, the hockey game is on. Sad.

An Indian friend of mine told me a few years back that their whole view of ‘life’ is different. When one indian hears that a few dozen are killed, he said that it just doesn’t register as a large amont of people, relative to the hundreds of millions of indians in that country. He wasn’t implying that an Indian life is expendable, just that the worldview is very different.

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